Marc Swan, July 2013

Aquamarine

 

We have become the crow people

Her brush firm
in clenched talons
she creates long even strokes
splashes of red

orange
aquamarine
on canvas
cardboard
paper bags

We perch above our roost
in grand style
atop brightly colored dwellings
in warm water locales

Our gaze to the sea
islands
mountains

Each day we caw
and flap
our luminous nigrescent wings

in flight toward the sun
moving closer and closer
to oblivion

 

 

 

Marc Swan is a vocational rehabilitation counselor living on Munjoy Hill in Portland Maine, poems coming out this year in Spillway, Blue Collar Review, Existere, and Pearl, among others. Simple Distraction, a collection of his poems from 1989 to 2009, was published in 2009 by tall-lighthouse in London England. 

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